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Christmas Letters and Sounds

Christmas Letters and Sounds

Do you need a fun activity to practice matching capital and lowercase letters or letter sounds with a festive twist? Here is a fun Christmas Letters and Sound Match for you to print and play with your preschooler, today! Click here to grab your free and festive...

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All About Apples

All About Apples

The fall is such a fun time for learning opportunities for kids! Teaching about apples in September is so much fun and lends itself to some great books, literacy activities and our annual field trip to the apple orchard! I've found that no matter what the child's age,...

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Teaching Main Idea & Details

Teaching Main Idea & Details

"What does the author want me to know?" Finding the main idea is the key in understanding what you read. Yes, it's just an answer to a simple question, "What does the author want me to know?" However, understanding the main idea and then supporting that with details...

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Guess the Covered Word

Guess the Covered Word

READING IS THINKING. It is so important for children to start with a strong foundation in reading to set them up for success. So many times I've seen children (and adults) that default to sounding out an unknown word. Yes, that is a strategy but not the ONLY strategy...

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Matching Books to Your Child’s Interest

Matching Books to Your Child’s Interest

By the time children are at least one year of age, they are showing interest in different things. It's amazing the difference in what Caroline is drawn to at one year of age as opposed to what Coleman loved at that age. Allowing their interests to guide their reading...

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20 Books for Back to School

20 Books for Back to School

"You're off to great place, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss Back to school is always an exciting time. I remember my very first day of teaching back in 2009. I was the first person in the building, besides our custodian...

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Audio Books

Audio Books

Read about how we use audiobooks on our daily walks to boost the kid’s comprehension, vocabulary and language development!

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Creating An Inviting Home Library

Creating An Inviting Home Library

Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics. Children’s Access to Print Material and Education Related Outcomes When we were looking for our new home, something that was VERY important was a...

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Books for New Siblings

Books for New Siblings

  “The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.” – Unknown With Caroline's first birthday just days away, I've caught myself reflecting on this time last year. I was so nervous about Coleman adjusting to life with a sibling (READ: our universe was no...

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COVID-19 BOOK DRIVE

COVID-19 BOOK DRIVE

Read about how you can help children who have lost access to books with the closure of schools and libraries today!

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Earth Day

Earth Day

There are so many wonderful children’s books that teach your kids how to take care of our planet and environment. Read about our favorite books and what we did to celebrate Earth Day!

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